About Organizer

1. About IIT Kharagpur

Established in 1951 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is a synonym for quality education in India. With 32 departments and research centers, it is the oldest, largest and the most diversified institute in the IIT system. The institute has been regularly rated as the best engineering institute in India by many agencies. The institute envisions replicating its successes in engineering education into other related areas of knowledge like, management, law, medical science and technology, entrepreneurship, infrastructure designs and management etc.

2. Industrial and Systems Engineering@ IIT Kharagpur

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), formerly known as Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM), was established in 1973 as a centre called, Industrial Management Centre decades of existence has been instrumental in imparting education, training and research extending frontiers of knowledge in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management through its well-established undergraduate, post graduate and research programmes, sponsored projects and industrial consultancy work, short term courses and other continuing education programmes. Today, the Department is well-known national as well as international for its excellent research and consultancy potential and capability in the field of Industrial Engineering and related areas.

Conference Objectives

Over the years, organizational systems engaged in production of goods and services in any sector of a national economy have undergone a significant change in their characteristics, in many instances, such changes all occurring rapidly from a pure technology era to an era of appropriate technology focusing primarily on design and analysis of 'human-machine' interface/interaction embedded in environment. In view of critical importance of such interaction, all types of organizations, and their activities and jobs, at all levels, are required to be designed, assessed and controlled from several perspectives, such as man-machine interaction, occupational hazards and risks, environmental impact and sustainability. In order to promote and provide quality of work-life, in general, an effective total service delivery to critical sections of population is essential. In this context, three specific issues, viz. Ergonomic Design, Industrial Safety and Healthcare Systems have assumed importance world-wide. Organizations may have to overcome different kinds of problems related to technology adoption, methods development, and resource deployment as management principles and theories of these issues with their operational and research areas are constantly evolving over time.

The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians, researchers and practitioners who are interested in cutting edge technology of ergonomic design, industrial safety management, healthcare system management and its current applications to exchange knowledge, experiences and share innovative ideas.

Conference Tracks

    1. Physical Ergonomics
    2. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Organizations
    3. Ergonomic Design of Work systems
    4. Social and Occupational Ergonomics
    5. Human-Computer Interface and Usability
    6. Human Interfaces modelling

    1. Safety analytics
    2. Accident causation & risk management
    3. Safety by design
    4. Accident investigation and promotional measures
    5. Application of virtual reality (VR) & other technologies
    6. Human error and safety

    1. Healthcare Performance Management
    2. Healthcare Operations Management
    3. Healthcare Quality Management
    4. Healthcare Analytics
    5. Healthcare Knowledge Management and Decision Support System
    6. Modelling and Analysis Patient Satisfaction

Steering Committee


Prof. P. P. Chakrabarti
Prof. P. P. Chakrabarti

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. (Ms.) Karuna Jain
Prof. (Ms.) Karuna Jain

NITIE Mumbai

Organizing Committee


Prof. Pradip Kumar Ray

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Jhareswar Maiti

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Rauf Iqbal

NITIE Mumbai


Dr. J. K. Jha

IIT Kharagpur

Dr. J. J. Thakkar

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Vivek Khanzode

NITIE Mumbai

Organizing Secretaries

Dr. S. K. Kumar

IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Gautam Sen

IIT Kharagpur


Prof. Sayak Roychowdhury

IIT Kharagpur


Prof. Biswajit Mahanty

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. V. N. A. Naikan

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. O. B. Krishna

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Sarada Prasad Sarmah

IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Mamata Jenamani

IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Padmanav Acharya

NITIE Mumbai

Prof. Priyanka Verma

NITIE Mumbai

Advisory Committee

National Advisory Committee

Prof. Kripa Shanker

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Prof. Sudhir K. Jain

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Prof. S. Srinivasan

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

International Advisory Committee

Prof. Gavriel Salvendy

University of Central, Florida,

Dr. Tareq Z. Ahram

University of Central Florida,

Dr. Jose Elvinia

Asian Productivity Organization,

Prof. Rameshwar Dubey

Montpellier Business School,

Prof. Petri Helo

University of Vaasa,

Prof. Nachiappan (Nachi) Subramanian

University of Sussex,
United Kingdom

Prof. Yahaya Yusuf

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Prof. Kallol Bagchi

University of Texas El Paso,

Prof. Angappa (Guna) Gunasekaran

California State University,
Bakersfield, USA

Prof. John Vong


Technical Committee

  • Dr. Indrajit Mukherjee, IIT Bombay
  • Dr. Sameer Abdul Azeez, DRDO, Kochi
  • Dr. Subhas Chandra Mondal, IIEST, Shibpur
  • Dr. Subhash Chandra Panja, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Dr. Ratri Parida, IIM, Sambalpur
  • Dr. S S Mohapatra, NIT, Rourkela
  • Dr. Vivek Vilas Khanzode, NITIE, Mumbai
  • Dr. R. K. Malu, Orissa Computer Academy, Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. Bhaskar Basu, XIM, Bhubaneswar
  • Mr. Kasi Sridhar, Ernst & Young
  • Dr. Pradip Kumar Talapatra, RSR, RCET, Bhilai
  • Dr. Papiya Bhattacharjee, XIMB, Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. Dipayan Shome, SIT, Siligiri
  • Dr. N C Nayak, IGIT, Sarang
  • Dr. Anupam Das, NIT, Patna
  • Dr. R K Ohdar, NIFFT, Ranchi
  • Dr. Rajesh Ranganathan RGIT, Kottayam
  • Dr. S A Basha, RGUKT, Andhra Pradesh
  • Dr. Shreya Maulik, NMIMS, Mumbai.
  • N Girish, NITIE, Mumbai
  • Arundhati Guha Thakurta, NITIE, Mumbai

Important Dates

Conference Date: March 13-15, 2019
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 31, 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: February 7, 2019
Deadline for Full Paper Submission (Optional): February 28, 2019
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance: March 31, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 31, 2019


1. Registration Fee

# MESH 2018 or ICMAC 2018 Both
Registration Fee Registration Fee
Indian Participant
INR 8,000* INR 12,000*
Foreign Participant
USD 450 USD 600
Industry Participant
INR 12,000 INR 18,000

* Student can register by paying 50% registration fee and is required to send a student verification letter from the department head to avail the discount.
NOTE: One registration is eligible for maximum two presentations. For each additional paper a fee of INR 3000 (USD 200 for Foreign Participant) will be charged.
Click here to download the Registration Form

2. Mode of Payment


Apply and pay online by registering through the link: https://erp.iitkgp.ac.in/CEP/courses.htm
How to Apply? and How to pay?


Multi-city A/C payee cheque or Demand Draft drawn in favour of "CEP-STC, IIT Kharagpur" payable at Kharagpur, INDIA should be sent to The Organizing Secretary.


Money can directly be transferred to the following bank account:

Authority holding the account: Dean, CE., IIT Kharagpur
Name of the Account: CEP-STC
Bank Name: Syndicate Bank
Branch Name: SRIC, IIT Kharagpur 721302
Address: Dist. Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal
BRANCH MICR NO. 721025103
Account Type: SB
Account No. 95562200002955
IFSC Code: SYNB0009556

Submission guidelines

Authors can submit abstract or full length paper. Submission of full length paper is OPTIONAL.


All accepted abstracts and full length papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Out of the full length papers submitted and reviewed,books with the following titles will be published in Springer.

  1. Design and Development of Safety Management Systems
    Industry 4.0 perspective
  2. Ergonomics of Engineering and Service Systems: Methodologies and Applications
    Industry 4.0 perspectives
  3. Design and Development of Healthcare Systems
    Service 4.0 perspective

MESH 2016 Publication

Industrial Safety Management Healthcare Systems Management: Methodologies and Applications

Author guidelines

Authors should submit abstract/full length paper through email:

  • Abstract Paper
    Click here to download the Abstract submission guideline ([.pdf] [.docx])
  • Full Length Paper (OPTIONAL)
    Click here to download the Full paper submission guideline. ([.pdf])


Limited accommodations are available for the participants on the payment basis in various guest houses of the Institute. The allotment will be done on first come first serve basis.
In order to book the accommodation, send an email on mesh.conference.int@gmail.com

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Kolkata Tours

Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial was built in the memories of Queen Victoria after her death in 1902. It was opened to general public in the year 1921. The magnificent building was designed by William Emerson, a famous architect of that era. Inside the Memorial there are various painting of the Royal British families, royal and historic artifacts, lithographs and documents of the historical interests. Today the monument is a major landmark of Kolkata.

Howrah Bridge

The Howrah Bridge of Kolkata is the busiest bridge in the world. The bridge caters to about 1,00,000 vehicles and uncountable pedestrians. The bridge is 450 meter long and it stands over Hooghly River without any pylon. The bridge is the best example of the 20th century engineering techniques. Today it is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Kolkata.

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The construction of the temple started in the year 1847. The temple is located on the banks of Hooghly River. The main deity of temple is Bhavatarini who is a form of Devi Kali. It is believed that the person who worships Devi Bhavatarini, will overcome all his sorrows and problems. The temple is spread over 25 acres of land.

Science City

Science City, Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent under National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It is at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane avenue, Kolkata.

Nicco Park

Nicco Park is an amusement park in India, located in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. It provides family-friendly recreation as well as educative entertainment. Nicco Park opened on October 13, 1991 and has since been referred to as the Disneyland of West Bengal. Presently, the 40 acre park is home to over 35 different attractions and has served over 24 million customers. Nicco Park also provides a "green" environment.

Address for Correspondence

The Organizing Secretary,
MESH 2018
Dept of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal, India 721 302
Telephone: +91-3222-283748
E-mail: mesh.conference.int@gmail.com